The City of DeSoto operates an Elgin Crosswind street sweeper. The sweeping program was started in December of 2002 and was paid for through the sanitation fund.
Our commitment to the community is to sweep all curbed one-mile grid streets each week and all curbed residential streets once per month. Major one-mile grid streets such as Polk Street, Pleasant Run Road, Hampton Road, etc. are swept first before moving into the neighborhoods. We are currently picking up an average of 24 cubic yards of debris every day.
The program is designed to help our streets remain free from litter and debris while protecting and preserving our natural environment. This service has proven to increase the quality of water runoff into our tributaries and Ten Mile Creek.
Each week the street sweeper will be in a different quadrant of the city.
The week of December 5, 2016, the street sweeper will be sweeping all major thoroughfares.